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#2674672 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by Number19 on 30 April 2016 - 04:12 PM

Radulov would not score less than 40 points in the NHL in a full season. That just won't happen even in our anemic offense. The guy is a two-way (this I'm not sure about but he did gather Selke votes in the NHL) stud who dominates his league and in international competition. When the NHL stars went over there during the lockout his production was right below Malkin and above guys like Datsyuk.  It's not unreasonable to think he'd be a top 12-15 winger in the NHL near the level of someone like Panarin or Kucharov. Most russian fans put him above those guys anyway. I don't think he'd produce as well as Panarin beause not every team has a Kane to play with. The issue isn't this guys talent.. it's that he's a grade A ******. Typically that isn't our style.

50-58 points on a team like ours. 60-70 points on a top 10 team. And in today's unfortunate NHL that's big time first line status.




#2672968 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by Number19 on 22 April 2016 - 11:16 AM

Looking at this thread now.., I'm sad. Sergei and Datsyuk should both have their numbers retired next year in the Joe's final season.




#2670525 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Number19 on 17 April 2016 - 08:26 PM

Here's a crazy idea.. Put AA on the power play. But why change things up when it's going so well?


#2669663 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by Number19 on 15 April 2016 - 09:23 PM

Decided to read what people are saying on HFBoards, Tampa fans are actually crying that Detroit is a dirty team. LMAO. 

There's some truth to Abby but he isn't dishing out anymore than we've been taking, until that last dogpile when he was pummeling that guy. Calling anyone else on our team dirty would be insulting to the history of hockey.

I could list 6 or 7 players on Tampa on the dirty scale before I got around to the next Red Wing.




#2669242 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by Number19 on 15 April 2016 - 07:57 PM

We were better when we couldn't buy a call. This team is lost on the power play. Call up Mantha you clowns. No he's not Mike Bossy, he's not "the answer" (whatever that means, has anyone said that before Holland?) but he sure as s*** brings some creativity.


#2668400 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by Number19 on 13 April 2016 - 09:46 PM

Instead of going on about what went wrong I'll just say Richards and Green definitely stepped up and they have been stepping up all down the stretch these last couple weeks. Green was our best defensemen tonight and Richards might have been our best forward (I'd imagine playing vs Tampa is a nice motivator).




#2667632 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by Number19 on 13 April 2016 - 05:27 PM

Always nice to see the Euro Twins together.




#2667631 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Number19 on 13 April 2016 - 05:23 PM

Marchenko sometimes reminds me of DD-light. I like him but I don't think we can have another non-physical(DD is decent physically) no offense dman. But I wouldn't be too bent out of shape if stays on the team for a while. On an individual basis there's things I like about most of our defense. Together they aren't just aren't a good combination. A true number 1(or at least an elite 2) would remedy a lot of it, Kronwall has to go back to the 2nd pair.




#2666986 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by Number19 on 10 April 2016 - 11:47 PM






#2666695 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 11:03 PM

The defensive argument goes out the window when you can't score. Mantha and AA score. So what if they're on the ice for a goal against if they score one or two? For right now, with the assets we have, that's okay. There's only like six defensively talented guys on the whole squad anyway.

Not everyone on a team can be a defensive stalwart. You do have to score, and when things tighten up in the playoffs watch our offense evaporate completely.

We crawled on all four limbs while bleeding into the playoffs. I'm with you, I don't want to rely on our vets and to grind out some gut check victories. We just lost two of those games in a row, it doesn't work. The only reason we're here is because Boston sucked harder and two young guys carried us through 65 percent of the season before their tanks dried up (Larkin, Mrazek). The vets with their 23rd ranked offense didn't get us here.




#2666690 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 10:50 PM

 

Well the fact that he doesn't touch the ice in close games would pretty much answer your question.  It's the same reason Gus doesn't touch the ice in close games.  Too much stickhandling and being on the wrong side of the puck too much of the time. AA has a bright future but if he is in the lineup he will be used very sparingly. 

Tatar is just as bad, I'd say worse this season. If Tatar isn't shooting he's either overstickhandling, offsides, or falling on his ass in the neutral zone. If you don't play AA or Mantha them they'll never learn. We have nothing to lose, you think this roster is a cup contender as is? The only way we're going deep is if two or three of our young guys have a breakout postseason. Either way they get crucial experience.




#2666568 Who will finish as the leading scorer for the Red Wings 2015/2016?

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 03:06 PM

50 points Zetterberg
49 points Datsyuk
45 points Tatar
45 points Larkin
43 points Nyquist

Not quite the 86 Oilers.


#2666521 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 02:27 PM

#Clinched.


#2666445 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 02:12 PM

I busted out laughing with that Abby pass. A microcosm of this season.


#2666255 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 01:18 PM

I wish Dats and Z would just play together for now on. It's the only time Z looks like himself.